Senator Collins


SPRINGFIELD – In response to the confirmation of the state’s budget for fiscal year 2023, State Senator Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) issued the following statement:

“This year’s budget effectively demonstrates a commitment to reducing the violence in our neighborhoods and making meaningful reform to our systems for the purpose of correcting general disparities and discrimination. With significant allocations to the Reimagine Public Safety Act and funding for law enforcement training, license plate readers and body cameras, we will grow closer to a more equitable and stability-inducing state.”

“Though I am pleased with these investments, I would like to see greater commitments to promoting housing stability in the Black community. This should take the shape of stronger funding initiatives that address incarceration rates, underrepresentation and the lack of economic mobility. We must now take a more active stance against inequity wherever it persists.”